Office of the Vice Chancellor


Professor Adam Shoemaker - Vice Chancellor

Professor Adam Shoemaker
Vice Chancellor

Welcome to Southern Cross University - Australia's most progressive and connected regional research university.

Our vibrant campuses are in two states, New South Wales and Queensland. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Our fast-growing campus adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland is unique in Australia and is in a stunning location, just metres from the Pacific Ocean.

We also offer programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane through The Hotel School and at our branch campuses. Students from more than 50 countries are attracted to study with us in Australia, and we deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

Many of our degrees are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we offer exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences.

Southern Cross University has a growing research profile, with 24 research areas identified 'at or above world standard' in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) national evaluation. Our research strengths include disciplines as diverse as plant genetics, zoology, geoscience, oceanography, engineering, nursing, and complementary and alternative medicine.

SCU is an active participant across our varied communities. We embrace community engagement as a collaborative process, linked to creating inspired student learning and innovative research. Enjoy exploring this website and all that Southern Cross University has to offer.

With best wishes

Professor Adam Shoemaker
Vice Chancellor
Southern Cross University